The Sedona Conference Working Group 12 Inaugural Meeting 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 8:30am to Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:00pm
The Loews Hollywood Hotel - Los Angeles, CA
United States


Distinguished judges, government officials, technology experts, outside counsel, and in-house counsel will lead a document-based dialogue to advance the WG12 commentary drafting team efforts on the following topics:

  1. Identification of Trade Secrets
  2. The Employee Life Cycle Relating to Trade Secrets
  3. Governance and Management of Trade Secrets
  4. Equitable Remedies in Trade Secret Disputes
  5. Monetary Remedies in Trade Secret Disputes
  6. Protecting Trade Secrets in Litigation About Them
  7. Trade Secret Issues Across International Borders
  8. Judicial Roundtable

For detailed agenda, listing all panel topics and currently confirmed dialogue leaders for each, click here.

This Meeting, and all of WG12's efforts leading up to it, will continue the in-depth dialogue from our invitation-only regular-season conference in Scottsdale last December (for previous program page, click here).

Please be advised that participation in our Sedona WG12 efforts, as with all of our Sedona Working Group efforts, requires membership in our Sedona Working Group Series (WGS).

Hotel Room Information

We have obtained a very favorable room rate for WG12 members of $249 per night, plus taxes, for a limited block of rooms on the evenings of Nov. 4 & 5, 2018. There are also a limited number of rooms available at the prevailing government rate. This room block expires on October 4, 2018. For those who wish to arrive early, leave late, or otherwise extend their stay, the group rate is available for three days preceding and three days following the dates of the room block, but subject to room availability. Accordingly, if you wish to book for additional nights you should do so as soon as possible. Reservation information will be provided in your meeting registration confirmation email.

Dialogue Leaders

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Phoenixville, PA, USA

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Beck Reed Riden LLP

Boston, MA, USA

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

San Francisco, CA, USA

Elbit Systems of America

Hopkinton, MA, USA

Paul Hastings LLP

New York, NY, USA

University of Houston Law Center
Robert Bosch, LLC

Farmington Hills, MI, USA

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Atlanta, GA, USA


Miami, FL, USA

Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

Atlanta, GA, USA

Charles River Associates

Washington, D.C., USA

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

San Francisco, CA, USA

Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

Düsseldorf, Germany

FisherBroyles, LLP
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Jones Day

San Diego, CA, USA

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Cornerstone Research
Bailey Cavalieri LLC

Columbus, OH, USA

Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

San Diegor, CA, USA

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

San Jose, CA, USA

Holland & Knight

Dallas, TX, USA

Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A.

Miami, FL, USA

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP
Paul Hastings LLP

Washington, D.C., USA
Pelletier Law, LLC

Chicago, IL, USA

James Pooley PLC

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Competition Dynamics
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law

Carbondale, IL, USA

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Corning Incorporated
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Boston, MA, USA

State District Judge, Harris County, TX
The Sedona Conference

Phoenix, AZ, USA


Time Session Panelists
5:30 pm to 7:30 pmWelcome Reception